Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mr D's Bees Honey and Bee Spit

We spent most of the day today bottling our honey that will be going to Crafty Foxes Boutique next week. After many discussions on what to call our honey, we decided to use both names, "Mr D's Bees Honey" (Doug's vote) and "Bee Spit" (my vote). "Mr D's" got to be in the cute 8 oz bear jars for the general public. My "bee spit" (something my mom called honey and as you can guess never ate) was bottled in tiny 1.5 oz jars for those looking for a quick gift for those picky foodies. Really, how many people can say they have a jar of 100% organic bee spit in their pantry? If you are wondering what 100% organic means in the beekeeping world, there are times (especially commercial bee keepers) hives need medications for mites or other diseases that threaten the over all health of the bees. Urban bee keeper (people who keep bees as pets like us) usually don't have this type of problem, so our honey (hives) and all 50,000 bees are drug free. I made the labels which had to be on the manly side (even though 99% of the bees in a hive are female) since Doug was the one to harvest the honey and he didn't want it too girly. Update: Our bee mentor (yes, we have a bee advisor) said I need to use the word "natural" instead of "organic" because we have no idea where our bees have been. Sort of sounds like teenagers!?!

6 comments:

Debbie said...

The labels are good, not to girly. Where did you get the bear jars?

Flatfish said...

A container company (Specialty Bottle Supply) in Seattle. I was told by other bee keepers that I paid way too much. It was the only place I found that could get them here this week.

Want a jar of Bee Spit?

Lydia said...

YAY - I'm glad Bee Spit got printed!!

How do we order?

toners said...

Awesome job!! I love the "Bee Spit" name! LOL!!

terrily said...

Do you ship your honey? My husband would love it.

Snuppeline said...

How interesting to hear about your bees and the comparison to teenagers. LOL I love honey and believe that is nothing so comforting as enjoying a warm cup of tea with honey in the morning !(Gosh, I sound like I an eighty year old english woman!)I buy my honey on a small greek island called Telendos. It is thyme-honey. Very special taste but very good.
Your bee-spit is almost worse than what I thought honey was made of when I was small. I thought honey was made out of smashed and crushed bees and was always looking for bee-legs in it when I ate it! Good luck with your honey!